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Bruce3 May 2018 at 10:48:00 GMT+8
Uncle8888, 7.3% over 18years, HUAT!
from the info i have:
a) STI started Jan 2000 at 2231, 3573@2018/04/16, CAGR=2.6% (this however w/o dividend contribution, if assume there is so-called 'pseudo' 3% yield avg, CAGR is 5.6%)
Uncle8888's skill not bad, beat index a lot.
b) STI ETF started in 2002 April(when STI stood at 1730), based on its website info:
till 2018/04/12, 10y, 4.36%,
since inception(11 Apr 2002) 16yr,7.52%(this includes dividend contribution)
it shows it is difficult to beat ETF fund, even though it is not time horizon exactly aligned comparison.
How to achieve 16 yr,7.52% (this includes dividend contribution) in STI ETF?
This performance of 16 yrs, 7.52% is achieved by lump sum investing at its inception or market timing at Point X. For real investing on the ground by retail investors over market cycles since 2002 by buying high and selling low or buying low and selling high over the measuring period; it is most unlikely to be able to achieve 7.52%.
Lump sum investing at the right buy price and add on accumulation of good yield over the measuring period will achieve superior return.
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